by Orb Emerald –
Let us reflect on the blessings of the past, not on our passed misfortunes (which everyone has some). I’ve looked at many quotes about reflecting on the past and so many of the quotes tell us not to look back, I say phooey! We must look back and savor the memories of the good times, the accomplishments, the lessons learned. This one quote struck me as the most deserving of being repeated:
“The pessimist resembles a man who observes with fear and sadness that his wall calendar, from which he daily tears a sheet, grows thinner with each passing day. On the other hand, the person who attacks the problems of life actively is like a man who removes each successive leaf from his calendar and files it neatly and carefully away with its predecessors, after first having jotted down a few diary notes on the back. He can reflect with pride and joy on all the richness set down in these notes, on all the life he has already lived to the fullest. What will it matter to him if he notices that he is growing old? Has he any reason to envy the young people whom he sees, or wax nostalgic over his own lost youth? What reasons has he to envy a young person? For the possibilities that a young person has, the future which is in store for him?
“No, thank you, ‘he will think.’ Instead of possibilities, I have realities in my past, not only the reality of work done and of love loved, but of sufferings bravely suffered. These sufferings are even the things of which I am most proud, although these are things which cannot inspire envy.” ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning
In the spirit of the season we have gathered some reflections written by our friends in DigiWorldz and all over Opensim who would like to say something about their experiences in 2019, and we present them here to share with you all:
Devin Betsen: “I came to DigiWorldz 8/19/2018, a little after Inworldz folded. Tried other grids, but they lacked a lot of things and were too laggy to do much of anything. I love to host at the dance clubs here in DigiWorldz. It’s a great way to meet a lot of wonderful people here in DigiWorldz. I love to joke around and I have a good sense of humor.
“DigiWorldz to me is sort of like a small town, we all know each other, we wave and say hello. We lend a hand to all we can, when we can, and we all learn from each other. I love being a part of it. I do my best to help people if I can. I am not a creator, but if I have something in my inventory someone can use, I don’t hesitate to share it. I am proud to be a part of DigiWorldz. Happy New Year 2020 to all! -Devin”
Ometeotl Mikoyan: “2019 has been a year of growth & expansion for me, looking forward to new experiences and new friends in the coming year.”
DA Admiral: “2019 saw a lot of ups and downs. People leaving Digi then coming back again, the new Aviators series aircraft engine… and sadly some Digi residents passing in rl. But over all no one can say that it hasn’t been an eventful year. We also saw a major upgrade to the grid which has worked out quite well. DigiWorldz residents are a fantastic bunch, we are more like a family than any other place I have seen. Happy 2020 everyone from Kea Nation in DigiWorldz.”
Nebby Newman: “I wish everyone a New Year of Wellness, Inner Peace and Air Dancing! 2019 has been a grand year for me in virtual worlds! I have found many friends (and made some new ones) that were lost to me when InWorldz exploded and sent them flying out into different grids. Although I have a presence in multiple grids, Digiworldz seems the most like home now, very friendly and comfortable.
“Nebby’s Naturals for Dinkies’ is now open in four grids, and wishes to provide for a growing Dinkie community in the Opensim. Dinkies Rule!! The medieval/fantasy roleplay groups ‘Northern Isles’ (from InWorldz) and ‘Isles of Myst’ and my cottage in ‘Brigantia’ provide much satisfaction to my ‘other’ self (being an Elfae AND a Dinkie)! We can all look forward to many more happy gatherings in our virtual communities!!!”
Precious Ruby & Joe Dokes: “Aruba has been enlarged so that the land has parcels for the wonderful people in Digi to come and relax on the beach and call Aruba their home. Joe and I would like to wish everyone blessings and happiness this coming year.”
Yen Solation: “It has been another wonderful year in DigiWorldz. I feel confident that everyone shares my gratitude to Butch, TR, Noxluna and the rest of the staff for all the heavy lifting they have done to keep us all happily rezzed on the grid. From the opening of the fantastic DigiZoo, the Interchange, the HGZ Magazine and the Art Crawl, 2019 was full of wonderful creations and great people.
“The most fun I had this year was attending Noxluna’s Blender Blunderful classes at the Metaverse University. Noxluna’s unique approach to learning Blender is full of warmth and humor and not to be missed.
“May you have a fun and relaxing holiday season and may 2020 bring you wonderful experiences and friendship in DW! ~Peace, Yen”
Canipanic Maslow: “ ‘If you build it they will come’ was a line in a movie. So I did, and they came..12 years ago I started the ~O~ Karaoke Lounge in Second Life and they did come, making it the #1 karaoke/open mic venue in SL, and it still is. Now there is an ~O~ Karaoke Lounge in the Encore Escape and they come..I want to thank everyone for the wonderful participation and support.. 2020 looks to be a great year as we now have 4 ~O~ Lounges on different platforms and soon on Sansar..”
Mimi Marie Beckton: “Just a short Note. DigiWorldz has been an experience I’ll likely not forget anytime soon. Its Community is the most generous and friendly I have ever joined. From the music venues to the events to creators, just an overall welcoming feeling. Looking forward to learning and growing with you in 2020.”
Modee Parlez: “Mmmm so many things happened, it’s hard to pick one, for me it was the creation of like a Discovery region ‘Polar Seas’. Also the success of the Hyper Showroom that saved a lot of people time and pain. The persons that I’d like to thank the most are the Admins and Balpien in special with his never ending and tenacious care for the grid and us! Viva Discovery! May all suffer less lag and have more fun 🙂 -Modee”
Belladona Blanco: “I want to say ‘Thank You’ to all of my loyal customers who have followed and supported me from grid to grid over the years and to all of my new customers that have joined the family. It’s because of you that Bella’s Boutiques is still here and growing day by day. I am so thankful for all of the new friendships that I have made in 2019 and so grateful for the old friends who are still here and gone! I wish everyone a “Happy Safe New Year” from my family to yours and I hope that this new year will bring happiness and good fortune to all! As Always…’Have a Good One!’ -Belladona Blanco”
Trynatie & Perry Mason: “My Memories of 2019 Goes A Long Way 🙂 I have met some awesome new friends here in DigiWorldz and Perry and I would pick no other grid to be on as our home. We have ran into some old friends from InWorldz here. It’s like a big family here, everyone is more than willing to help each other. I love the fact of low drama and the respect we all have for one another here. My accomplishments here in digi has been good. We own a 6×6 and have built several places from venues with parties to riding on the dunes and mountains and riding boats. Also Frameworks by Trynatie stores and Perry’s Builds. We have recently built a sale’s yard and Auction House for Darkmoon Breedables called P&T Breedables Auction House and Sales Yard. I am thankful for all that has happened to us here in digi in 2019 and sooo looking forward to see what 2020 has to bring 🙂 I am also thankful to see my old friends and family and meeting new friends… Love to all”
Nancy Sinatra: “2019 has truly been a year of wonder. I have wondered here and I have wondered there… and I wondered how to do this and ‘how on earth did I do that’ LOL. On a serious note, 2019 has been full of highs and there have been some lows. I have met some amazing people and sadly I have said goodbye to some equally lovely people too. So on that note, I’d like to wish each and everyone of you a fabulous 2020.”
Happy New Year to everyone near and far.